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New judge appointed to the Provincial Court – Government of AB

Karen A. Crowshoe has been appointed to the Provincial Court of Alberta, Calgary Criminal. Crowshoe received her Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of British Columbia and became a member of the Alberta bar in 1994. Her legal career has focused largely on providing counsel for First Nation governments and agencies in matters such […]

by pmnationtalk on December 13, 201719 Views

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Final stage of work underway for Alberta child welfare panel – Edmonton Journal

December 6, 2017 After 11 months of work, countless consultations, meetings on First Nations, tearful and emotional presentations, Alberta’s all-party child intervention panel is beginning to formulate its final recommendations. That report will guide an overhaul of child welfare and how to deal with the root causes of family involvement in the system. But change […]

by ahnationtalk on December 7, 201734 Views

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Congress of Aboriginal Peoples launches WALKING IN HER MOCCASINS BUNDLE CAMPAIGN – New & progressive violence prevention resource

December 6, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – Today, the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) will launch a new and progressive violence prevention resource titled Walking In Her Moccasins, at the University of Ottawa (Desmarais Building, 55 Laurier Avenue East, Room 12102) from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Walking In Her Moccasins is a campaign rooted in the […]

by pmnationtalk on December 6, 201730 Views

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Sixties Scoop’ survivors urged to proceed with caution – Lethbridge Herald

For more than 40 years, Alberta social workers forcibly took First Nations children away from their families and communities. That same scene was played out across Canada, with brothers and sisters separated and sent to middle-class white families who were paid to take them in as part of the infamous “Sixties Scoop.” Many children were […]

by ahnationtalk on December 1, 201739 Views

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Calgary Police Budget – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Nov 29, 2017 Calgary’s city council has approved a budget increase for the police service that will mean more boots on the street to fight crime. Council approved $14.3 million for new recruits and body cameras for officers. Chief Roger Chaffin made the request for more money on Monday, warning […]

by ahnationtalk on November 30, 201727 Views

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Missing and murdered Indigenous women inquiry: We must listen and act – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 27, 2017 14:05 By Jane Arscott, Professor, Athabasca University THE CANADIAN PRESS This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site. ___ Author: Jane Arscott, Professor, Athabasca University Family members, survivors and loved ones […]

by pmnationtalk on November 27, 201720 Views

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Sixteen days to stop gender-based violence – Government of AB

November 24, 2017 Status of Women Minister Stephanie McLean issued the following statement to mark the United Nations 16 Days of Activism on Gender-Based Violence,  Nov. 25 – Dec. 10. “This year’s campaign takes place amidst a global outcry, where millions of women have used the #MeToo hashtag to bravely share stories of sexual harassment and assault. […]

by pmnationtalk on November 27, 201722 Views

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New Maskwacis detachment commander has long history in First Nations policing – Edmonton Journal

A Métis man who has been a police officer in Indigenous communities from Alberta to the Arctic is the new leader at the Maskwacis RCMP detachment. Staff Sgt. James McLaren took over as officer in charge of the 42-member detachment on Monday. McLaren has worked in Indigenous communities across Western Canada, including the Siksika Nation […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 201724 Views

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Grants for restorative justice programs available

The Government of Alberta is supporting programs that allow offenders to repair the harm they have caused to victims and communities. Organizations seeking to practise and promote restorative justice initiatives are invited to apply for an Alberta Community Restorative Justice (ACRJ) grant. A total of $252,000 in funding, with a maximum of $50,000 per initiative, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201722 Views

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OCYA-AB: Advocate releases Special Report on LGBTQ2S+ youth in the child welfare and justice systems

November 20, 2017 Edmonton…The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate (OCYA) has completed a Special Report on the experiences of LGBTQ2S+ youth in the child welfare and youth justice systems and is publicly releasing the results and recommendations as outlined under the Child and Youth Advocate Act. “LGBTQ2S+ youth still experience higher levels of […]

by pmnationtalk on November 20, 201735 Views

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